November 6, 2017
Maureen Scallen Failor Named Chamber President

The DCR Chamber Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Maureen Scallen Failor as president of the DCR Chamber. 
"We are extremely excited to have Maureen join us as our new president," said Jon Althoff, senior director of global marketing for Skyline Exhibits and chair of the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. "Maureen is a proven leader and brings her strong connections to the business community as well as the knowledge, creativity, and experience that will help our Chamber continue to grow and be a strong voice for business. I would like to thank Cindy Haas of Gateway Bank, for chairing the selection committee and for the committee's long hours in assuring the best for the DCR Chamber."
Maureen has significant business and Chamber experience. Her last position was president of the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce.
Today is her first official day. Please join us in welcoming Maureen to Dakota County!  
Committed to Business... for YOU.
Upcoming Election: Nov. 7
Don't forget to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Your polling place may differ in school district elections. Be sure to verify your polling place by looking it up prior to going to the polls this year. View Dakota County voting information online. 

Emerging Leaders - Neighbors Holiday Fundraiser
Nov. 15, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

The Emerging Leaders group is participating in the Love Your Neighbor Holiday Program produced by Neighbors Inc. They have adopted four children and need your help raising funds for holiday gifts. 

Join us for a fun evening of networking, drinks and appetizers, along with a raffle to help raise funds.

Thanks to our sponsor:

Celebrate Business Excellence with Emcee Mike (Wobby) Wobschall 

Mike (Wobby) Wobschall, senior manager of content for Vikings Entertainment Network, is set to emcee the Business Excellence Awards sponsored by the Minnesota Vikings on Nov. 16.  Join us at Lost Spur Golf & Event Center. The Chamber will be honoring businesses that exhibit innovation, growth and leadership within the Dakota County Region. We promise an evening of fun, networking and inspirational stories. 
Events Calendar

3:30 p.m.
WomEn's Program Committee Meeting
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8:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

3:30 p.m.
Business Excellence Awards Committee Meeting

7:30 a.m.

4:30 p.m.

4:30 p.m.
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7:30 a.m.
Board Meeting

8:00 a.m.
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8:00 a.m.
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7:30 a.m.
Seeking a Member Relations Director

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Comcast Now Delivering 1 Gigabit Internet

Comcast has launched a new internet service that delivers speeds of 1 gigabit internet in the Twin Cities.  The new 1 gigabit internet service will use existing communications lines that are already in most people's homes; Comcast is using DOCSIS 3.1 technology to deliver these speeds over the existing network infrastructure. 

To enjoy the service, all customers need to do is install a new DOCSIS 3.1 compatible cable modem that is capable of delivering gigabit speeds. There is no charge for a professional install for 1 gig service, and no monthly fee for the modem.
For additional information, please visit
Member Spotlight: Jake Perron, Financial Advisor

Edward Jones is a different kind of investment firm. To us, face time and think time make sense. We meet with you to learn your individual needs so we can develop a strategy to help you achieve your long-term financial goals. So, whether you want to plan for retirement, save for college, reduce your tax bills or ensure you have income to cover your expenses, you can expect personalized service and long-term investing strategies instead of the latest investment fads. Join more than 7 million investors who know. 
New Members
We welcome the following new members!

60 East Plato Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55107
(651) 209-2804

The Benham name has been associated with design excellence for over 100 years. We have served clients in the Twin Cities area for over 30 years, establishing an office in St. Paul in 1996. As part of the Haskell family of companies, we offer design and design-build project delivery across a very diverse client base: large and small, private and public. With a full complement of engineers, architects and construction professionals in house, we embrace each client relationship to help them reach their goals, working collaboratively and strategically to deliver innovation, high quality and sustainability performance.

2108 Water Lilly Lane
Eagan MN  55121
(651) 955-6260

Helen Fields is pleased to announce that she's bringing a new, high-quality pet food option to families in her community with her new business, Pet Wants Minneapolis Southern Metro. Pet Wants' carefully developed proprietary pet food is slow-cooked in small batches with fresh, high-quality ingredients once per month, so every kibble is guaranteed to be fresh and packed with nutrition. Pet Wants Minneapolis Southern Metro offers multiple blends of dog and cat food as well as homemade spa products for dogs (healing salve, calming balm, anti-itch spray, paw wax) and much more. Pet Wants Minneapolis Southern Metro is a mobile business and offers free, personal delivery to Dakota and Scott counties.

Watch for more information about these fine companies in upcoming Weekly Updates.
Renewing Members
Last week these awesome companies renewed their Chamber membership. Thank you for your continued investment!

Oasis DEG  - 3 years
Hy-Vee - 1 year
Signal Garage - 10 years
Acctech, LLC  - 3 years
Celebrate Business Success
News on what's happening with our members and in the community !

DARTS annual Party It Forward fundraiser raised $61,125.

Submit your Celebrate Business Success stories to
Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce
3352 Sherman Court, Suite 201
Eagan, MN 55121